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Old 09-03-08, 09:54 PM   #37
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I wonder if people have considered that perhaps furmark and not their graphics card is faulty?

Take a look at the link below. ATI currently have a "bug" in their drivers that automatically lowers card speeds when the driver detects "furmark.exe". Renaming the executable something different magically fixes the "bug".

http://en.expreview.com/2008/08/26/a...ower/#more-700

Funnily enough this behaviour occurs very early into the lifecycle of the 48xx series which are renowned for running hot and there is an issue with some cards dying due to an inadequately cooled voltage regulator module (brings back memories of certain 7900GT cards).
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Old 09-03-08, 10:18 PM   #38
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It looks like temperature sorted itself out. I don't get more then 82C in Crysis or 78C in Futuremark. Other games are around 75C. Idle is 48C. I have feeling that it will die soon.

I already RMAed my card and replacement is coming...i wont take a chance.
Pity these things are so flaky......are 260's space heaters as well???
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Old 09-03-08, 10:52 PM   #39
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Funnily enough this behaviour occurs very early into the lifecycle of the 48xx series which are renowned for running hot and there is an issue with some cards dying due to an inadequately cooled voltage regulator module (brings back memories of certain 7900GT cards).

After losing a HD4870 the other night, I'm picking up a 260GTX. I know a few guys that had their HD4870s die on them too.
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Old 09-04-08, 04:33 PM   #40
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I wonder if people have considered that perhaps furmark and not their graphics card is faulty?
Interesting thought.

Honestly, I never expected my GTX 260 (or whatever card I ended up with) to be able to handle temps without having them run out of control. To me, it's another ATI Tray Tools Artifact tester-type app. Run it and watch your card eventually melt. I was never able to run Ray's articfact tester for long periods of time on my X1900GT or X1950XT with stock or aftermarket heatsinks.

My solution to FurMark - don't run it. If your games are playing fine, why bother? But I do see some "uncomfortable" game temps being reporting in this thread.

I think my GTX 260 hit 80C in FurMark and was still climbing when I said "okay, we're done" and stopped it. I can't remember if it's fan was pegged at 100% or not - it probably was but I'll try again.

The highest I've seen my GTX 260 in a game was 70C in ArmA with fan at 75%. In many other games (including ArmA when in a city), the card doesn't break 60C - at that fan speed.
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Old 09-04-08, 05:22 PM   #41
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87 max in Furmark here
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Old 09-05-08, 10:40 AM   #42
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Only the dodgy cards overheat in furmark, they should load at 80-90C in furmark, if it's reaching 100+ then you know somethings very wrong with the card.
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After losing a HD4870 the other night, I'm picking up a 260GTX. I know a few guys that had their HD4870s die on them too.

so what happened? how did it die excactly?
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An advice on heat stressing with FurMark -- turn off any AA setting.
At least for the Radeons, that heats up even more the card. Just edit the included Xtreme-Burning batch file and remove the MSAA command switch.
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An advice on heat stressing with FurMark -- turn off any AA setting.
At least for the Radeons, that heats up even more the card....
Perhaps for the Radeons, but the 280's are fine with it.. the 87 degrees max I mentioned earlier was with 16x AA
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Semi-serious question: exactly what is the real-world benefit of FurMark?
It's great for testing an overclock. Yes, you can run a game instead, but Furmark is far harder on the GPU than most games and much, much softer on the rest of the OS, making it a nice, lightweight benchmark to run. It gives a fair representation of what your overclocking limits are, tells you what the gain is, and doesn't take an age to alt-tab between. So, yeah - it's good stuff.
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So basically it's a stability testing application for the l33t...

(not a bad thing, I suppose)
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An advice on heat stressing with FurMark -- turn off any AA setting.
At least for the Radeons, that heats up even more the card. Just edit the included Xtreme-Burning batch file and remove the MSAA command switch.
What's the point of actually making the heat less on purpose? Might as well run it at 320x240 and say it's fine since it doesn't overheat...

Isn't that the point? Check if your card overheats?

"Lets see here, if I run Crysis at V.High, my card reaches 95C and artifacts. I'll just run it at medium, 800x600. There, only 80C now, so my card works perfect!"
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